The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:04:49 EDT <![CDATA[Life in Death Valley]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148983/ http://chronicle.com/article/Life-in-Death-Valley/148983/ An ecologist revels in the desert's spare vitality.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Day]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148985/ http://chronicle.com/article/Green-Day/148985/ An unstable color has its moment in an unstable world.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA['Subirdia']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148981/ http://chronicle.com/article/Subirdia/148981/ Wildlife researchers turn to not-so-wild places.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Eats World]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148979/ http://chronicle.com/article/NYU-Eats-World/148979/ An alumna laments the rise of an imperial university.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Plato's War on Play]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148987/ http://chronicle.com/article/Platos-War-on-Play/148987/ And today's classrooms reflect him in all the wrong ways.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Academics' Writing Stinks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148989/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Academics-Writing-Stinks/148989/ Scholars aren't penalized for convoluted prose. But the problem runs deeper.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What 'Lean In' Leaves Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148843/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Lean-In-Leaves-Out/148843/ Feminism is about more than personal success.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Vengeance Evolved Into Law]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148847/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Vengeance-Evolved-Into-Law/148847/ A new book, filled with dark truths and unpleasant findings, explains the evolutionary basis for punishment.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Madness and the Muse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Madnessthe-Muse/148845/ Has too much been made of a link between madness and creativity?

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148763/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Artificial-Intelligence-a/148763/ With support from Silicon Valley, experts weigh existential risks.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:14:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Between Normalcy and War in Iraq]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148745/ http://chronicle.com/article/Between-NormalcyWar-in/148745/ Anxiety prevails beneath a patina of routine.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:05:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Giving the Diaspora Its Due]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148609/ http://chronicle.com/article/Giving-the-Diaspora-Its-Due/148609/ The security of Israel remains precarious. Might the universalist tradition of Judaism be a viable alternative?

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Crisis in Secular Studies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148599/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Crisis-in-Secular-Studies/148599/ Political, theological, and postmodern prejudices cloud a crucial field. Consider Charles Taylor.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What the Digital Humanities Can't Do]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148597/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-Digital-Humanities/148597/ For all their potential, they aren’t well suited to certain kinds of understanding.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Love That Dare Not Bark Its Name]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148605/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Love-That-Dare-Not-Bark/148605/ Intellectuals’ intense devotion to their canine companions has an illustrious, if eccentric, history.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Does Consciousness Compute?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148601/ http://chronicle.com/article/Does-Consciousness-Compute-/148601/ We can bemoan our limits in emulating the human mind. Or we can celebrate the fact that our reality is more than circuitry.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Toxic History of Philosophy's Racism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148603/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Toxic-History-of/148603/ Eurocentric accounts of the discipline have shortchanged Asian and African achievements. Peter K.J. Park is helping to change that.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['A Growing Hunt for Heretics'?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148589/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Growing-Hunt-for-Heretics-/148589/ Cary Nelson and Feisal Mohamed, two professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, debate what’s at stake in the Salaita affair.

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Power of Mental Pictures]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148497/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Power-of-Mental-Pictures/148497/ "Framing" may have fallen out of favor in Washington, but the field that birthed it—metaphor studies—is going strong.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:56:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Your Brain on Metaphors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148495/ http://chronicle.com/article/Your-Brain-on-Metaphors/148495/ Neuroscientists test the theory that your body shapes your ideas.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Your Dissertation Is Done. Move On.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148493/ http://chronicle.com/article/Your-Dissertation-Is-Done/148493/ Turning them into monographs is a poor use of doctoral students' time.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When 'Awesome' Isn't Enough]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148499/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Awesome-Isnt-Enough/148499/ Helping students turn raw experience into illuminating words.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Overstating the CIA's Role as Postwar Puppet Master]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148431/ http://chronicle.com/article/Overstating-the-CIAs-Role-as/148431/ The recent wave of revelations about the agency's control of American intellectual life breaks little new ground.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gun Pride]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148417/ http://chronicle.com/article/Gun-Pride/148417/ Say it loud: ‘I’m an academic, and I love to shoot.’

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Academic Novel With a Twist]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148467/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Academic-Novel-With-a-Twist/148467/ This tale is told through a year’s worth of recommendation letters.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Ails Elite Education?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148419/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Ails-Elite-Education-/148419/ William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep, and Harry R. Lewis of Harvard volley questions of class privilege and how colleges perpetuate it.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:46:00 EDT